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Kick-Ass

Self-Made Superman: A teen turns himself into a superhero in the raucous, uneven Kick-Ass.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Apr 14,2010 - Like many American teenage boys, Dave and his friends, Marty (Clark Duke) and Todd (Evan Peters), read comic books and talk about girls ...

Film Reviews

Sherlock Holmes

Doctored Sleuth: If Guy Ritchie can come up with a better story next time, there's potential in Sherlock Holmes.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Dec 23,2009 - Apparently tired of being a fringe filmmaker, Guy Ritchie has gone mainstream with Sherlock Holmes ...

Film Reviews

Old Dogs

Dog's Breakfast

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Nov 25,2009 - I will say this for Old Dogs: It is exactly as funny as you’d expect a movie to be that stars John Travolta and Robin Williams as two bachelors...

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Thirst

Cold Blood: A tale this twisted is still a mighty thing to behold, even when diluted.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Oct 28,2009 - Thirst tells the story of a well-intentioned Catholic priest who volunteers as a subject for an experimental vaccine against a deadly virus, miraculously survives the procedure, but comes out of it a vampire ...

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Amreeka

Coming to America: A charming little comedy for the Palestinian refugee in all of us.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Oct 7,2009 - Movies about immigrants coming to America are a dime a dozen, so nobody’s saying Amreeka is groundbreaking. It is, however, warmhearted, pleasant and perfectly enjoyable.

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Capitalism: A Love Story

Greed Screed: Michael Moore's latest is lost in smugness and jackassery.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Sep 30,2009 - When you make your living as a polemicist, it can’t be a good sign when even people who agree with you don’t like you any more. That’s what has happened with Michael Moore ...

Film Reviews

Adam

Autistic License: Adam is a simple, light comedy with dramatic underpinnings.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Aug 26,2009 - If I told you that Adam was about a man with Asperger’s syndrome—a form of high-functioning autism—you’d lose all interest in it, right?

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Funny People

Sad Clowns: Grown-up performances, and plenty of jokes about genitalia.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Jul 29,2009 - Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow’s attempt to blend their styles of humor failed in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (which they co-wrote with Robert Smigel), but Funny People...

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Moon

Lunar Tics: Moon is a smart story meant for grown-ups.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // Jul 8,2009 - Intelligent science-fiction is something of a rarity these days, the genre having been overtaken by loud, silly things that focus on technology (weapons, usually) rather than on how humans are affected by it ...

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Terminator Salvation

Short Circuit: The Terminator franchise runs out of steam.

By Eric D. Snider
POSTED // May 20,2009 - The climax of Terminator Salvation takes place in a factory where Terminator robots are made, and this Terminator factory is indeed a marvel of efficiency. The factory that makes Terminator movies, on the other hand, seems to have gone haywire ...
 
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